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Static Shock had brief run with a cartoon in the early 2000’s, is a member of the Teen Titans, and that’s all I really know about him. If you’re reading this than you probably know this series has already been canceled and replaced by something from the Second Wave New 52. The only reason I’m even talking about this comic is because I found it in one of my random boxes of comics, and thought I should probably post about something on this website.
Static Shock is often referred to as DC’s answer to Spiderman. This issue has many connections to Spiderman such as Virgil works and in Intern in a New York based lab. His character is smart, and makes little quips. Although similar in concept they are very different. This issue starts with Static chasing down an escaped/run away test pilot for one of the power suits from STARS laboratory. He chases him down and the guy gets sniped by a group of people on jet bikes. The first thing I noticed is there is so much dialogue in this comic. It’s almost like they knew they were going to get canceled and tried to fit as much story as possible into 22 pages. It was the first issue so they were trying to introduce everyone and start a story arc. But there was so much text it covered up like half the page. This issue has the introduction of Virgil’s family, and secret hideout with his sidekick Hardware. After the group of bad guys figure out Static was the one chasing down they’re escaped pilot they decide they need to eliminate him. This issue ends with a pretty insane cliffhanger. Homies cut off Statics arm. The art in this issue is pretty interesting it reminds me of the cartoon and is very colorful. I think this comic was a little over saturated with text and could have done well with a rewrite, but it seems like a pretty good start to this short lived series.